The issue isn't just of tutoring per say. It's also about the very institution giving it themselves to a select few. I'm sure they'll say it's part of the drive to increase the FSM quota/encourage those who wouldn't have ordinarily applied.
Well, I totally agree. The Consortium clearly knows what was on the papers in past years and what will be in the test this year. This action will simply encourage tuition. If the Consortium tutor, prepare, prep or what ever you want to call it, the rest of the people will view this as a signal it is necessary.
The question is, how to get this tuition and can the content be shared for everyone. It would be interested to find out if they are taught vocabularly and if it appears in the test.
Why are state primary schools not allowed to prepare children and why is the Consortium?